Question Regarding CTS POTS on Historic Reissues.

Last

The Cleaner
Joined
Jul 31, 2008
Messages
4,452
Reaction score
145
Most know that the Bumble Bee CAPS that Gibson uses are complete & utter crap. Just recovered ceramic CAPS.

However, does this same quality issue hold true on their CTS POTS?

I swear my POTS on my '57 JR Reissue are like on off switches with absolutely no definition.

I've installed a vintage Black Beauty CAP, rewired it to '50's wiring but there is no definition to the knobs (most noticeable on the "Tone" Knob) while rolling them up or down. I start to get a response around 3 on the tone knob but little to nothing else until I hit 7. :rolleyes:

Anyone confirm my suspicions? :)
 

Liam

V.I.P. Member
Joined
Nov 19, 2007
Messages
6,274
Reaction score
3,167
They seem a bit variable to me. Have come across guitars where they seem very smooth, others where they are a bit all or nothing, and then last weekend tried a 2009 R8 where they were all pretty smooth, but one of them was noisy.

For the cost of a set, you could do a lot worse than get an order in with RS.

Liam
 

Slidewinder

Member
Joined
Nov 1, 2008
Messages
49
Reaction score
0
Yup, I replaced the pots on my R7 with RS pots. Big difference in the taper.
 

Last

The Cleaner
Joined
Jul 31, 2008
Messages
4,452
Reaction score
145
All I needed to hear!

Thanks Liam & Slidewinder for the replies. :)
 

07JWLP59RI

Senior Member
Joined
Feb 3, 2008
Messages
158
Reaction score
0
Ditto! RS Posts are the way to go. I have them in both of my historics. Problem solved! :thumb:
 

Tonedef5959

Junior Member
Joined
Apr 19, 2009
Messages
23
Reaction score
0
anyone have a inside scoop on when they will be back in stock? The vintage short shaft kit has been out of stock for awhile.....




Complete Premium Vintage Electronics Upgrade Kit-Short Shaft Complete Premium Vintage Electronics Upgrade Kit-Short ShaftThis part is out of stock, but should be back soon.
$70.95 $7
 

Latest Threads



Top